Charity Compliance Update – May 2018

It’s all about fraud prevention, GDPR and safeguarding guidance this month. Read on for your full sector compliance update. 10 top tips for fraud prevention The Charity Commission for England and Wales (CCEW) published a study about insider fraud and charities on 26 April 2018. The headline reads; “almost three quarters of insider frauds at […]

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Charity Compliance Update – April 2018

Consultation responses – hot off the press! Business Rates in multi-occupied properties The government’s response to a consultation around the proposed reinstatement of a practice by the Valuation Office Agency (VOA) – namely applying one rating assessment to contiguous (touching) business properties occupied by the same ratepayer – has been published this month. There has […]

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Charity Compliance Update – March 2018

This month’s instalment brings you updated fundraising guidance from OSCR, changes to FRS102 and financial reporting re subsidiary gift aid payments and the launch of a consultation around guidance for managing relationships with non-charitable connected parties. Don’t forget to scroll to the bottom for the latest on Sector consultations – including the new SORP consultation. […]

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Gift Aid (part 1): The Practicalities

In this, the first of a two-part article, I explore the administrative and practical side of registering and being registered for Gift Aid, including: Establishing registration with HMRC Gift Aid declarations for your donors and record-keeping Completing a Gift Aid return In the second instalment next month, I will be reviewing key Gift Aid technicalities, […]

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Charity Compliance Update – February 2018

It’s been a relatively quiet month regarding new consultations this month however, read on to get up to speed with updated automatic disqualification rules and revised HMRC VAT guidance around contracts versus grants. Automatic disqualification rules From 1 August 2018 changes to the automatic disqualification rules (for charities registered in England and Wales) mean that […]

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